Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan advised President Muhammadu Buhari to look elsewhere for the person to blame for his alleged failure, instead of blaming Him.
Reacting to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on a Channels Television programme on Monday in which he blamed the failure of Buhari to appoint ministers until six months after taking over office on the administration of Jonathan.
Shehu had claimed that it took President Buhari, who was sworn in on May 29, 2015, six months to appoint his ministers because the “President was given handover notes 48 hours to the handover of power.”
Responding to the allegation, Jonathan via a statement by his spokesman, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Monday said it was strange that the President was still looking for the person to blame for his alleged failure even three years after he assumed office.
He said: “One thing is as clear as daylight: The Jonathan administration has absolutely nothing to do with the failure of this government to appoint ministers early enough to inspire confidence in investors because it is obvious that handover notes from a predecessor does not contain the list of ministers for the incoming administration.”
Jonathan set up a transition team that produced the handover document which Buhari received ahead of his inauguration, Eze said.